Fianna Fáil has called on the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and the Tánaiste, Éamon Gilmore, to host a press conference to shift concerns about domestic charges "off the agenda" before the campaign on the EU fiscal treaty referendum.
Government backbenchers are also increasingly concerned that the debate on the treaty referendum will become "contaminated" by public anger over property taxes and water charges, as well as the continuing household charge controversy.
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